No one wants to think, even for a second, that anything bad could happen to their child. But the reality is that sometimes bad things do happen. Let’s do our best to be prepared, and keep our children safe.
The most important tool for law enforcement when searching for a missing child is an up-to-date information package containing such items as photos, DNA, descriptors (identifying marks, tattoos) and fingerprints.
The KID Kit program developed at Impact Pardons – Home to Digital Digits – are easy enough to produce and are certainly more economical than just about any other giveaway product. The KID Kit provides a simple yet effective tool for families to maintain current photos and descriptive information about their children. Keep the kit in a place where you can access it quickly should it ever become necessary to do so. The kit can be filled out at home by parents or guardians and kept in a sock drawer or the fridge, if valuable information is kept there now anyway. The kit also happens to serve as a very serious, and in times of emergency, a very necessary tool for law enforcement and first responders.
We called it a Kid Identification Kit, then shortened the name to KID Kit. It fits, it stuck, and it is a vital tool for every family to have for each of the children in the house.
What the KID Kit Includes
The KID Kit comes with everything you need to keep kids safe should they wander off, get lost, or have some sort of accident. Basic biographical information such as Name (or Nick Name), address, closest friends, their school address, their cell phone number, height, weight, eye and hair colour can be entered on the document, as well as whatever basic medical information such as allergies, medications, blood type, doctor’s name and address, and any special medical notations the parent or guardian might choose to include.
DNA material can be included using the small, air tight, resealable plastic bags included in the KID Kit. The parents or guardian may choose to include either a hair with follicle or a cheek swab – or they can include both.
No one but parents or guardians have the information and should such information ever be needed, it is generally needed in a hurry. That’s why the kit was designed to be completely self-contained. The photo, DNA, biographical info, medical info and fingerprints are all kept on a single sheet of paper with the child’s name clearly visible, folded in a convenient, air tight, reseal-able plastic bag and kept in a sock drawer or refrigerator where, when needed, it can be given to law enforcement and sent out immediately to those who need that information to find and bring your kids safely home.
In each KID Kit there is a place for fingerprints, photos, descriptors (height, weight, eye and hair colour), birth marks, tattoos, piercings, medical information like allergies, required medications, doctor’s name and phone, DNA samples (hair and/or cheek swab), blood type, and even a place to include a few friends names and numbers. All the information is put in a sealed, 4.25 X 4.75 inch plastic pouch to be kept in a safe place.
Let’s keep kids safe.